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June 19, 2013 | Elaine M. Grossman | Arms Control , Nuclear Materials Security , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday delivered in Berlin a modified replay of his 2009 Prague speech on the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, featuring a similar brand of soaring oratory about high ideals that his European fans and critics alike have come to expect.
June 19, 2013 | Counterproliferation, Chemical
Airstrikes on Syria's chemical-weapon storage sites are among actions that U.S. armed forces are considering to prevent militants from tapping the civil war-torn country's arsenal of deadly agents, insiders told the Washington Post for a Tuesday report.
A senior North Korean diplomat on Wednesday met with Chinese officials in what analysts believe was an effort to win Chinese backing for Pyongyang's efforts to reengage with the world while still maintaining its devotion to nuclear weapons development, Reuters reported.
Other Current Stories
President Obama on Wednesday called for Russia and the United States to each eliminate hundreds of warheads from their fielded long-range nuclear arsenals. If Moscow agrees, the cuts to a new ceiling of roughly 1,000 weapons on each side would constitute a one-third reduction below currently agreed ceilings under ...
June 19, 2013 | ICBMs
A Russian Defense Ministry source on Tuesday said the government beginning next year would start building a working model for its next-generation heavy ICBM, RIA Novosti reported.
June 19, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Sanctions, Nuclear
U.N. Security Council specialists earlier this year said Iran is circumventing restrictions on its atomic purchases by employing shell firms, altering shipment procedures and seeking components not specifically covered by international controls, Foreign Policy magazine reported on Monday.
June 19, 2013 | Chemical Weapons Destruction
Russia is on track to begin operating a new chemical disarmament site in Kizner in the Urdmurtia region later this year, ITAR-Tass reported on Wednesday, citing informed officials.
June 19, 2013 | Ben Terris | Preparedness and Response, Nuclear
WASHINGTON -- “To start the program, don’t be scared, we’re going to dim the lights,” said Elizabeth Kreft, an aide to Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
June 19, 2013 | Ballistic Missiles
Quote of the Day
President Obama, spelling out an ambition to reduce the total number of fielded long-range nuclear arms held by the United States and Russia to approximately 1,000 warheads each.
I have determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third.